45127 : MD5 Algorithm Hash Function Collision Cryptanalysis Weakness
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
2004-08-18

Description

The MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm contains a flaw in the hash table implementation. The issue is due the algorithm not providing enough collision resistance when hashing keys. This flaw may allow a context-dependent attacker to create malicious applications or conduct other spoofing attacks.

Classification

Location: Context Dependent
Attack Type: Cryptographic
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Solution: Discontinued Product
Exploit: Exploit Public
Disclosure: Third-party Verified

Solution

Due to the encryption algorithm being compromised through cryptanalysis, it is generally accepted that it should no longer be used. It is recommended that an alternate, stronger algorithm be used to ensure data is properly protected.

Products

Ron Rivest
Message-Digest Algorithm
MD5

References

Tools & Filters

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Credit

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 5.0
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2009-01-06 | Disagree?

Access_vector_2 Access_complexity_2 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_0 Integrity_impact_1 Availability_impact_0

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